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A number of genetic loci are known to affect coat color in dogs—they all interact and in some cases other unknown genetic effects may also influence color and pattern.More Trait Information
Furnishings, shedding and curls are all genetic! And they all interact, too. In fact, the combination of these genetic loci explain the coat phenotypes of 90% of AKC registered dog breeds.More Trait Information
We are discovering the genetic basis for an increasing number of other body features, including dew claws and the shape of a dog’s head. Take our surveys to help us make new discoveries!More Trait Information
Physical performance traits are interesting for all dogs, especially those that want to perform in more strenuous environments.More Trait Information
Diversity of the maternal and paternal haplotypes in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) region of the genome has been found in some studies to be associated with the incidence of certain autoimmune diseases. Dogs that have less diversity in the MHC region haplotypes—i.e. the Dog Leukocyte Antigen (DLA) inherited from the mother is similar to the DLA inherited from the father—are considered less immunologically diverse.More Trait Information
Body size is a complex trait that is affected by both genetic and environmental variation. Our genetic analysis includes genes that, together, explain over 80% of the variation in dog body size.More Trait Information
Where other tests just tell you the breeds in your dog, Embark actually looks at the genetic basis of appearance to explain why your dog looks like your dog. See how closely your dog resembles other Embark dogs with the same trait genes, even if their breed mix is different! These traits can even help you guess what your dog’s offspring might look like if they have puppies.